The Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA), project co-ordinator of the Terra Lemnia project, was legally established in September 2003 as a non-profit organization, based in Athens, Greece. Its mission is to contribute to a harmonious relationship between Anthropos (Humankind) and Nature by working on their interface, particularly in the Mediterranean Region, through research, action and awareness raising.

Μεσογειακό Ινστιτούτο για τη Φύση και τον Άνθρωπο (MedINA)


The University of the Aegean (UAegean) was founded in 1984 aiming to introduce new approaches in higher education in Greece and worldwide and to promote regional development. Situated in 6 picturesque islands in the Aegean Archipelago, the UAegean offers a unique natural, cultural and human environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge.


For over ten years, the association for protection of the environment and architectural heritage of Lemnos, “Anemoessa” aims to inform and raise awareness of the public on ecological and environmental matters affecting landscape aesthetics and public health.

The local NGO Anemoessa
The Agricultural University of Athens


The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) offers high-level undergraduate and postgraduate Education and Research in Agricultural Science, and its vision is to achieve Educational and Research Excellence so as to occupy a dynamic position in the international academic environment.

True to its traditional role of responding to the productive and developmental needs of the Greek economy and society, the AUA intervenes and develops in line with the development and orientation of modern education and science. Moreover, it is in continuous contact with society so as to make proposals and provide solutions to problems that arise within the agri-nutrition sector.

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Hellenic Ornithological Society is a conservation non-governmental organization for the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Greece. It was founded in 1982 and its mission is to ensure a sustainable natural environment for birds and people.


Society for the protection of Prespa

Since 1991 the SPP based of Agios Germanos has contributed to secure the appropriate management of natural resources, sustainable forms of development, the protection of threatened species and the informing and awareness-raising of the public.

The SPP’s mission is to safeguard the natural and cultural heritage of the Prespa basin as a whole, for the benefit of all its inhabitants both today and in the future.

Tour du Valat

Founded privately in 1954 the Tour du Valat which is located in the heart of the Camargue has developed its research activities for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands in cooperation with numerous local, national, and international partners.

Tour du Valat (TdV) Research Institute

The Biodiversity core group

The biodiversity team of the Terra Lemnia project plans to record existing biodiversity in selected locations of Lemnos, the examination of any connections to the current agricultural practices and finally to establish not only regular field research but a long-term monitoring system for biodiversity based on specific biomarkers.

Members of the Biodiversity core group come from national and international research organizations and universities such as the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), the University of Patras, the University of Gottingen in Germany the Hellenic Ornithological Society, the research institute Tour du Valat and the IUCN.